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Sunday, 24 April 2016 14:00

Botas to reopen Sirnak gas pipeline to tender

Botas to reopen Sirnak gas pipeline to tender

The Sirnak Natural Gas Pipeline project will be reopened to tender on April 26, 2016, according to the Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, BOTAS announcement on its website, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to Anadolu Agency.

The previous lowest bid on Feb, 9 of $29.8 million, out of five offers made, superseded BOTAS' estimated cost of the project of $25 million. As a result, the tender has been reopened with the expectation that the bid awarded will be either lower or match the estimated cost of $25 million.

The pipeline will run its 185 kilometer length from Mardin in Turkey's southeast and will finish in Sirnak, on the Silopi border in Turkey's southeastern Anatolia region.

It will be connected to the existing Mardin gas pipeline 35 kilometers from its originating point. It is planned to have a connection with Turkey's national gas grid at the Serenli station in Mardin. Once an offer has been accepted, the 40 inch diameter pipeline is expected to be constructed within 600 working days.

The pipeline is planned to carry gas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) region to Turkey.

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